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NOAA Boosts July Chinook Salmon Quota from Humbug Mountain to California Border
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NOAA Boosts July Chinook Salmon Quota from Humbug Mountain to California Border

NOAA Fisheries has boosted the allowable catch for July for the commercial troll Chinook salmon season from Humbug Mountain to the Oregon/California border, which opened on July 1, from 400 to 687 fish. The decision was made in early July in consultation with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the Salmon Technical Team of the PFMC, and fishery representatives. NOAA officials said the quota was increased by 287 kings on an impact neutral basis after rolling the 410 Chinooks remaining from the June quota of 800 Chinook to July. No other changes to the season structure were announced, allowing the fishery to continue with a landing week ...
Pacific Fishery Management Council Meets June 8-14
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Pacific Fishery Management Council Meets June 8-14

Federal fisheries managers meeting in Vancouver, Washington, June 8-14 have several key items on their agenda, including final action to adopt harvest specifications, management measures and exempted fishing permits for the 2023-2024 groundfish fisheries. Other key actions for consideration at the meeting include adopting a final limited entry fixed gear catch share program review document and providing guidance on whether to concurrently develop new management measures, adoption of the coastal pelagic species essential fish habitat phase 2 action plan, and adoption of preliminary highly migratory species exempted fishing permits. The council also plans to adopt a range of alternatives for hard bycatch caps in the drift gillnet fleet. The Pacific Fishery Management Council not...